"Brutal Destruction of heritage hills in Braj - the Land of Lord Krishna"
- Petition by Raghav Mittal -
Posted February 10, 2005
Kindly take a look at the following petition:
The petition is to draw the attention of the Supreme Court of India towards the brutal destruction of heritage hills in the Braj region which spans across the districts of Mathura (UP), Bharatpur (Rajasthan) and Faridabad (Haryana). These hills have a historicity of more than 5000 years. Rampant mining is going on in Braj region violating the guidelines of the Rajasthan High Court. All this is causing havoc to the ecological balance of the region. A substantial part of the regional wildlife along with the flora and fauna has already been destroyed. This calls for an urgent intervention.
These hills have been associated with the numerous pastimes of Lord Krishna -- the propounder of Bhagvad Gita, the world renowned treatise on philosophy. They bear many historic sites which are being blown off by using dynamite.
We understand that in a report the Archaeological Survey of India has recommended a complete ban on mining in Braj area. It is significant that the emotional and religious sentiments of millions of Vaishnavite Hindus have been attached to these hills for ages. Millions come to circumambulate these holy hills every year and are deeply hurt to see the devastation of their centres of devotion.
These hills offer a tremendous potential for revenue generation through eco-tourism and religious tourism if they are protected and developed on these lines. They fall under the Taj Trapezium Zone and Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra.
The petition requests the Supreme Court intervene in the matter, and take all possible measures to restore the natural grandeur of Braj.
You can sign the petition at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Barsana/petition.html
With best regards